LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. Freight used to start with a golf game or a phone call. Freight is cool again.

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LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. Freight LTL

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. Two “on the edge” solutions that are getting the most attention today, and where project44 is focusing its R&D and money on, are real-time freight visibility and carrier connectivity.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina.

This Week in Logistics News (August 20-24, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight expands business to shippers (Fox Business). Walmart asks some beauty suppliers to consider sourcing outside of China (Reuters). The post This Week in Logistics News (August 20-24, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). The post This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically. Getting back mentally has been a very slow process.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

UPS Tells Shippers to Prepare for Freight Strike (WSJ – sub. Robinson Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results. ” Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, Aug.

Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

Talking Logistics

This could mean taking shipments from multiple sources and consolidating them into the lowest possible number of vehicles and shipments, using mode shifting to yield benefits across the supply chain. TMS and freight optimization technology make this holistic strategy much easier to execute.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Air freight capacity concerns prompt new forwarder strategies (Lloyd’s Loading List). Alstom to test automated freight train in the Netherlands (Reuters). The post This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups (WSJ – sub. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe. My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Change will flow throughout all supply chains in 2018, regardless of products or services offered. Supply chain managers and executives should be mindful of these additional (read our first post of the top supply chain trends for this year) 2018 supply chain trends as the year progresses if they hope to stay competitive. . Omnichannel is perhaps the biggest of the 2018 supply chain trends. The long tail supply chain will also see big changes throughout 2018.

CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line! Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend that are eroding the profitability of shippers in every industry.

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources (Reuters). Increased Demand for Real-Time Freight Visibility. And it remains hot in 2018, with FourKites announcing this week that it received $35 million in Series B funding to further its geographic and product expansion.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. What will happen in 2018? Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15.

Risk Management: Is 2018 the Year of Living Dangerously?

Enterra Insights

Globalism has been a boon to the supply chain by expanding sourcing, opening new markets, accelerating growth and highlighting opportunities to save money. If supply chain complexity, global competition, information collection challenges, climate change, natural disasters, and protectionism aren’t enough to worry about, Benjamin Roussey insists five IT security risks are going to make 2018 a nightmare for risk managers.

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018

Techgistics

Source: The Daily Dot. Paper bills of lading are still the norm for sea-freight shipments and create a whole host of process inefficiencies and additional costs. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 trillion in 2023.

Is Amazon In-Sourcing or Creating a New Service? You Already Know

Cerasis

2018) by resting on its laurels. The post Is Amazon In-Sourcing or Creating a New Service? E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics amazon in-sourcingAmazon didn’t get to where it is today (hit a market cap of $1 trillion in Sept. At the time I wrote this, Amazon’s market cap is $777.8 billion. We can all rest assured that Amazon is looking to get back up to $1 trillion and stay there. Amazon.read More.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. These concerns will extend into 2018, as companies work on a regulatory standard – though nothing has emerged yet. The Uberization of Freight.

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Gartner recently announced their 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. Source: Gartner. Source: Gartner (May 2018). Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. The post Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List!

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. range throughout 2018. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. But to effectively grapple with their operations to make them faster and better, companies will have to be committed to streamlining their processes — from sourcing, to loading, to manpower utilization and more. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. range throughout 2018. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. But to effectively grapple with their operations to make them faster and better, companies will have to be committed to streamlining their processes — from sourcing, to loading, to manpower utilization and more. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

This Week in Logistics News (January 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Exclusive: China’s JD.com targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit – sources (Reuters). Manufacturers, shipping lines, freight forwarders, port and terminal operators and customs authorities can all benefit from these new technologies –and ultimately consumers.

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Fixing a price is almost futile in a volatile market, and ocean freight now has much more volatility (both frequency and magnitude) than most other commodities. Source: SGX, Freightos Baltic Index.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Understand the 3-Legged Freight Movements at the Border. Companies carrying freight across the U.S.-Mexico At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment.

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6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

A 2018 Update. Therefore, we thought it might be a good idea to revisit each of the trends listed below, with a brief update as to how the situations have developed, and a look at the state of play in 2018. State of Play in 2018. Experience is everything in 2018 and without software—and supply chains—few if any businesses, can even exist, since there is no way to deliver the kind of experience that customers desire without either. State of Play in 2018.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). Their early 2018 competition assessment noted that “companies that provide fulfillment and logistics services for themselves” are competition.

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Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And if necessary you may want to dual source some of your supply with more than one supplier. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? . Freight #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Distribution #Transportation. Subscribe Here!

What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

The problem is that the acceptance of lanes by the carriers does not force the carrier to accept the freight when tendered. If the carrier does not accept the freight, the manufacturer loses time in moving the freight and is often forced to go to the open market to source freight.